Cereal Disease: Case Study

Cereal cultivation (wheat, corn, barley…) is weather-sensitive. Sencrop is there to help you keep an eye on your cereal crops regardless of the size, distance or number of plots you have.

Crop management

Cereal disease prevention

Savings on input costs

Irrigation management

RISKS

Detection of Cereal Diseases

Sencrop provides precise ag-weather data to help you prevent fungal disease in cereal crops to allow you to detect ideal spraying windows and to anticipate seasonal actions.

Pests

Wireworm, zabrus, rose-grain aphids and cecidomyiidae (or gall gnats) can cause much damage to cereal crops and affect overall yield.

Rust

The term ‘rust’ describes a fungal disease of cereal crops. Wheat leaf rust and wheat yellow rust affect cereal crops depending on the season and on weather conditions.

Frost

Frost can have a range of consequences on cereal crops, all of which are serious. Closely monitoring temperatures can help you anticipate and organise your actions.

Washout

This phenomenon depletes and damages the soil all while increasing the risk of river water pollution. To avoid it, choosing the right windows is crucial.

CASE STUDY

Crop Monitoring

Preventive measures are required to avoid the risks affecting cereal crops. These should be applied prior to sowing and the crops should be monitored throughout their development using Sencrop and growing degree-day.

Detecting the Onset of Risks

To ensure optimal development and maximise plot yield, the key is to detect the risks that could affect the crops you grow ahead of time.

The indicators provided by your Sencrop stations help you identify those risks by taking weather conditions into account.

Risk of frost: humidity and temperature depending on the growth stage
Wheat leaf rust or wheat yellow rust: cumulated temperatures
Powdery mildew in wheat: cumulated rainfall and temperatures
Weeding: thermal amplitude and humidity

Anticipating Harvest Date

Anticipating the harvest date is just as crucial to ensure quality and storability of the cereal crops. Sencrop uses connected stations to provide indicators that help you assess your crops’ degree of ripeness and choose the perfect time to bring out the harvester.

When used in conjunction with the right decision support tools, these indicators allow you to monitor the plants’ development cycle and to anticipate harvest.

Harvest: humidity level and cumulated rainfall
Growth stage and plant ripeness: cumulated temperatures

Creating Alerts with Sencrop

Grain cultivation success also depends on your responsiveness.

You can create alerts to stay informed in real time when changes occur in your previously selected weather data combinations.

These alerts come in various shapes:

Phone alarm
SMS
Email

Decision Support Tools

Sencrop works with many DST dedicated to this crop. To date, there are none in your geographical area.

See all our DST partners

21.23

%

of Sencrop corn growers

has connected their Sencrop app to a DST model

11,8061

mph/h

Max. wind speed authorised

to perform a treatment (according to European regulations). The Windcrop station allows you to check the wind speed in real time.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US!

It’s very difficult sometimes to manufacture the logistic particularly on harvest time.

That’s why the rain radar is so useful.

Ben Cannon

East Hetfordshire

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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US!

It's really useful for harvest purposes, because from the north to the south of our area, the weather can be 100% different.

It helps us to know in which field we should work on, depending on the real time weather.

Edward Lidgett

North Lincolnshire

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